Our client was riding his moped home from work in Dagenham when he hit a patch of loose gravel which had been left on the road by the defendant. As he hit the gravel he skidded and was thrown from his bike into the road and as a result suffered injury.
Our client was advised by the police that they had spotted the gravel earlier and had asked the defendant to clear away the gravel but they failed to do so.
Our Client’s Injuries:
Fractured left hand and lacerations to right hand along with multiple body abrasions.
What Hayward baker Solicitors did to help:
We took on this case on a No Win No Fee basis and stated the claim to the Defendant insurers who acknowledged the claim and carried out their investigation.
Once they had completed their investigation the insurers confirmed to us that liability was admitted for the accident subject to a medical report that showed that our client’s injuries were due to the accident, if they were then the insurers for the defendant would pay our client compensation.
We arranged for our client to be examined by an Orthopaedic Consultant and it was this experts report that confirmed that our client’s injuries were due to the accident. An MRI was recommended to see why some of our client’s symptoms in his hand had not improved after treatment.
The expert’s report also highlighted a number of out of pocket expenses that our client could claim for in addition to his claim for compensation. These items were:
- Travel expenses to and from medical treatment
- Care and Assistance
- Damaged Mobile Phone
Once the MRI scan was taken a copy of the results were sent to the medical expert that formulated the medical report so he could create an addendum to his original report. The report stated that our client’s injuries should resolve within 9 months and if not he should be re-examined.
We advised our client that he could try and settle his claim now or wait for 9 months to pass to see whether the injury was resolved. We advised our client that should not settle now because should he still be suffering in 9 months time he would not be able to back to the insurers for more compensation.
Three months before the prognosis period had expired our client signed the relevant authorities for us to settle his claim.
Our client’s claim was settled in full for £11,000